Everyone is just crossing their fingers. That's all they can do.<quoted text>You are not an economist so I don't expect you to understand much about market fluctuations. There was the sell-off immediately upon hearing the good news from Bernanke of an improving U S economy, housing market remarkable recovery notwithstanding--the only thing 'inevitable' was that there would be so many short-term takers grabbing for the short term fruit . The wise money investors will be putting even more of their own money up front now that over-confidence is at all-time highs again. Here's Maria Bartiromo's take on the 'market dive'. "Maria's Observation: Good Economy, Bad Market" :
Guess it's better to remain optimistic.
Whether it turns out to be a good thing in the long run or the Feds just delayed the inevitable has yet to be seen.